Decision on Romford job due later this summer

Plans to redevelop an Essex council estate and replace it with close to 1,400 homes have been sent into Havering council.

The £450m scheme will see 1,380 homes built at the Waterloo Estate in Romford. Around 550 homes have been earmarked as affordable.

Waterloo Estate - Romford

How the Romford scheme will look when finished

Wates Residential has formed a joint venture with the council for the work, which is part of the pair’s wider £1bn 12 Estates programme to build 3,500 homes in the borough over the next 15 years.

Architect Conran and Partners has included designs to aid working from home, including space for a desk in all homes, additional power sockets, suitable light and improved acoustic conditions to help with video meetings.

A decision is due on the job later this summer.

The wider project team includes BDP as landscape architect, Aecom as M&E consultant, Avison Young as planning consultant and structural and civil engineering consultant Clarkebond.

Last autumn, another part of the scheme, redeveloping the Napier and New Plymouth House site in Rainham, was approved.

Drawn up by architect JTP, these proposals include 126 affordable homes and a further 71 homes for private sale.